Two lawsuits between Canopy, US hemp grower dropped

The legal battle between the U.S. arm of Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth and a Nevada-based hemp producer appears to be over. Canopy filed notice that it is dropping its lawsuit accusing Go Farm Hemp of squandering a $12 million advance to grow hemp. Canopy’s filing to dismiss came a month after Go Farm Hemp’s […]

Drug charges dropped in New York hemp delivery case

New York prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a CBD retailer who tried to pick up a shipment of hemp biomass from Vermont. But authorities have not yet returned the hemp to Green Angel CBD. Ronen Levy was facing marijuana charges by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office over Green Angel’s November shipment of 106 pounds of hemp […]

EXCLUSIVE: Why a major vegetable producer has reason for optimism in its hemp expansion

A Canadian greenhouse vegetable producer making an expansion into hemp is one of the few companies in the marijuana and hemp industries with a positive consensus earnings estimate for 2019. In this exclusive examination from the Investor Intelligence team at Marijuana Business Daily, analysts note that Village Farms International (Nasdaq: VFF; TSX: VFF) has the […]

Greed, backstabbing and ‘Frankenstein contracts’ in the hemp landscape: Q&A with cannabis attorney Lisa Pittman

Hemp might be legal now, but more and more hemp companies are finding themselves in court. That’s because the booming industry has attracted a mix of new entrepreneurs and get-rich-quick scam artists looking to take advantage of a new market with few established players. Making matters more complicated for hemp businesses is the fact that many […]

USDA, DOJ in talks about real-time hemp certification to ease transport

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is talking about getting real-time hemp information to law enforcement authorities in order to ease interstate hemp shipments. An information-sharing platform with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) could provide “some level of solution” that shipments are legal hemp and not illegal marijuana, according to USDA attorney Mai Dinh. […]

Canadian CBD company seeks to win shelf space with the help of a convenience-store group

Before the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, CBD was available only in a small number of specialty stores such as dispensaries and recreational marijuana stores. Now, CBD products can be found in a broad variety of outlets with significant retail footprints. (In this abridged version of a case study that appears in the November-December issue […]

Kansas hemp companies in trademark dispute over name

A hemp processor in Kansas stands accused of trademark violations by a nearby CBD manufacturer with a similar name. The case started in October, when KHC Enterprises, which does business as KC Hemp Co. in Overland Park, Kansas, sued KC Hemp Company in Lenexa, Kansas. The towns where the businesses are located about 5 miles apart. […]

Wisconsin governor signs hemp expansion into law

Wisconsin has become the first state to adopt hemp expansion after seeing how federal agriculture regulators want to manage the new crop. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law directing the state’s agriculture department to mirror production guidelines released in October by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The new Wisconsin hemp law: Charges farmers […]

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